Jeremy Johnson

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    College: Pharmacy Department: Pharmacy Practice
    Title: Cancer prevention with dietary agents
    Office: 117 Phone: 312-996-4368
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    In our laboratory we are evaluating promising phytochemicals and highly characterized plant extracts for prostate cancer prevention and/or therapy. Of specific interest is the use of rosemary (e.g. carnosol, carnosic acid, etc.) for targeting the androgen and estrogen receptors in prostate cancer. A second project is evaluating the mangosteen fruit from Thailand, which is unrelated to the mango, for targeting specific kinases that are deregulated in cancer. To accomplish this our lab performs in vitro (e.g. cell culture) and in vivo (e.g. xenograft studies, pharmacokinetic, etc.) in order to understand the anti-cancer activity of these compounds.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week:

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Laboratory experience in chemistry or biology is desirable.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The majority of work will involve basic cell culture techniques of human prostate cancer cell lines. Cells will be treated with phytochemicals and evaluated for mechanistic purposes. Attention to detail is essential for success.

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